Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Terror email was routed via Lahore

Agencies tracing the source of the email sent by an outfit calling itself Deccan Mujahideen to a TV channel claiming responsibility for the Mumbai attacks have found that the text was routed through Lahore before travelling to different locations through anonymous “remailer” service.

Though other locations are yet to be traced, the experts — who took help of different foreign agencies — found that the terrorists used a Russian server to avail the remailer service, the most secure and least traceable way to send emails.

An official said the text document sent by the hitherto unknown Deccan Mujahideen was generated using voicerecognition software which allows dictated text to be typed in Devnagri script. Contrary to the normal internet service which can easily trace the origin of an email through IP address, the remailer service not only deletes IP address but also all details including the sources from where someone might have requested for the secret service.

“There are a number of software available for the remailer service that lets one send anonymous email easily,” an official said.

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